Justin Tuck, Jerome Bettis, Damien Woody and Bill Polian provide insight into the things an NFL player like Peyton Manning takes into consideration when deciding whether to retire.
Running back Matt Forte, who will be a free agent, confirmed Friday that he was told that he would not be re-signed by the Chicago Bears.
During a 12-day stretch in his first month as Michigan's coach, Jim Harbaugh spent nearly $136,000 in recruiting trips on a private jet, according to records obtained by USA Today Sports.
Would the Lakers or Celtics trade for The Beard? Here are four trades that work, Kevin Pelton says, if the Rockets focus on the real problem in Houston: James Harden.
Nationals MVP Bryce Harper is eligible for free agency in 2018. He said "don't sell me short" when asked how much his next contract will be worth.
Klay Thompson said the Warriors will try to break the Bulls' single-season record of 72 wins.
The past month has been crazy for John Scott, with All-Star controversy giving way to a feel-good story, movie offers and the birth of twin girls. Now, the tough guy is ready to get back to work.
Texas receivers coach Jay Norvell has become the fifth assistant coach to leave the program this offseason, sources have confirmed. He has taken a similar role at Arizona State.
Premier League leader Leicester City entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog -- the same chance as a bet on Elvis being alive -- which is why the English soccer team could become the undisputed champion of beating the odds.
If you think Air Jordans are just sneakers, you're missing the point. Scoop Jackson details the 30-year reign of the world's most recognizable basketball shoe.
Jimmy Fallon interviews Super Bowl champion quarterback Peyton Manning, aka Kristen Wiig dressed in a full Broncos uniform, and you'll be cracking up for the full six minutes.
Carefree they may be now, but Leicester's title endeavor is being made by men who know all about disappointment, writes Gab Marcotti.
Practice Friday, the big exhibition race Saturday and single-car qualifying on Sunday. There's plenty to see this weekend at Daytona, but maybe not a lot to be learned.
The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers.
The rematch between Kansas and Oklahoma has a lot to live up to, but if Saturday's Big 12 duel is anywhere close to as good as the first installment, fans are in for a treat.
The young Blue Devils are soaring now, but they're facing Malcolm Brogdon and a Virginia team of men pushing for an ACC title.
Friday Flashback: NBA All-Star Game design has bounced all over the place, like a Larry Bird shot in a game of H-O-R-S-E. Paul Lukas explores the history of the showcase game's uniforms.
Few could have guessed that the league's return would become so bloody, bitter and, most of all, emblematic of how power in the NFL truly works.
The recently-turned 30-year-old is certain to generate interest on the open market. Which teams would want him and could afford the running back?
More injuries. Lower quality of play. Fewer dunks, for crying out loud! Slogging through 82 games in the NBA is anything but faaaantastic.
A lot of teams will try to copy Denver's Super Bowl-winning formula, but these three franchises actually have the potential on defense to pull it off, writes Scott Kacsmar.
Quarterbacks and pass-rushers are always in demand at the top of the draft, but an offensive tackle could be the No. 1 selection this year.
The buyers and sellers are beginning to clearly identify themselves in the Pacific Division, and one thing is for certain: the Oilers are in selling-off mode.
A hat trick on Thursday has Alex Ovechkin back atop the goal-scoring race. In Friday's Morning 3-on-3, we discuss his recent surge, changes to his game and what they mean for the Caps.
Gov. John Bel Edwards says colleges in Louisiana could run out of money and be forced to shut down in April, highlighting the LSU football team as one of the potential losses.
Keith Law lays out his highly anticipated annual list of the top 100 prospects in baseball, with talented Dodgers shortstop Corey Seager topping it.
Keith Law profiles 10 MLB prospects who just missed his Top 100 rankings, including Pirates third-base prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes, son of former big leaguer Charlie Hayes.
ESPN caught up with J.J. Watt during his trip to Ireland and asked him about his affinity for Guinness, which recently presented the Texans star with his own beer bottle label.
Sometimes NFL players could use a reset, so ESPN's NFL Nation reporters picked a player from all 32 teams who could use a change of scenery.
Free-agent-to-be Sam Bradford isn't going to be cheap, but he is the right quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles going forward, writes KC Joyner.
On the heels of a loss that led coach J.B. Bickerstaff to call the Rockets "broken," Houston has started contacting teams about a potential Dwight Howard trade.
Thunder and Pelicans players grieved for the loss of OKC assistant coach Monty Williams' wife, Ingrid, a day after she died following a car crash.
Ohio State and Alabama among the teams already putting together strong 2017 classes.
Owners of consecutive American League pennants and a World Series title, the Royals have a clear window to add to their legacy, writes Buster Olney.
Mike Trout, Carlos Correa and Josh Donaldson will be at the top of every fantasy most-wanted list, but who else should be sought after? The Fantasy Staff ranks the top 300 players for all your roto needs.
Matthew Berry presents his way-too-early 2016 fantasy football rankings, for those who never stop preparing for the next season.
ESPN stats partner BETEGY projects the Champions League knockout round, forecasting title and round-of-16 odds for each team.
After declining to initially reveal, former UFC champion Chris Weidman admits to having fought through a serious injury in his loss to Luke Rockhold.
El técnico de Veracruz afirmó que le da pena ver a una institución como Chivas peleando el descenso
Is a $400M deal enough for Bryce Harper?
In an interview with 106.7 FM The Fan on Thursday, the reigning NL MVP said he doesn't think much about his future payday, with one important caveat. 'Don't sell me short'
Kristen Wiig's perfect Peyton impression
Favorite color? "Green-ish." Favorite clothing store? "Sears." -- Peyton Manning, aka Wiig. Watch
Chicharito could miss 2-3 weeks
Javier "Chicharito" Hernandez (torn left gluteal muscle) was injured in Bayer Leverkusen's DFB-Pokal defeat to Werder Bremen and will "most likely" miss the next two weeks, Leverkusen coach Rogers Schmidt said, adding, "We can't really foresee when he'll be fit again. The healing process can take one, two or three weeks."
Klay Thompson: Warriors aim for 73 wins
While Thompson admitted "73 wins doesn't mean a thing without the ring," he confirmed the team is trying for the record. Chasing the Bulls
Greeny: Dwight can only blame himself
Mike Greenberg believes Dwight Howard could have been an all-time great if he devoted himself to developing his offensive game.
How Leicester City could make history
The Premier League leader entered the season as a 5,000-1 underdog. An overlooked UConn team entered the 2014 NCAA tournament at 100-1 and won it all, but no one has ever beaten 5,000-1 odds. If Leicester does, though? It might just mean Elvis is still alive. And Obama will play cricket
Farewell not sad for Kobe
Kobe Bryant feels honored to have played so long in the NBA: "Guys that I'm playing with that are tearing the league up that were like 4 for my first All-Star Game."
What do 25 3-pointers in a game look like?
Let Montana State show you.
Berry's very early 2016 fantasy rankings
For those who never stop preparing for the next season, Matthew Berry gets a jumpstart with a few assumptions, including Peyton Manning's retirement and a healthy Le'Veon Bell. Fantasy football rankings
Is Nick Saban worth $8 million per season?
Mike & Mike say absolutely yes.
C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer
North Carolina coach Roy Williams reiterated that he "feels fine" after by his count the "17th or 18th" time he's suffered from benign positional vertigo. "What that means is any traumatic, sudden jerking of your head... and you're very dizzy," said Williams, who added that was different than when he's had to grab the scorers table or someone's arm to steady him. "that's just a blood rush."
Daugherty: 'Black cloud hangs over Dwight'
Dwight Howard's career hasn't been the same since the big man left Orlando and Brad Daugherty can find only one common denominator to explain why that is.
Suspended PG Kareem Canty turning pro
Tigers head coach Bruce Pearl said the "frustration of the season" contributed to both Canty's indefinite suspension for "conduct detrimental to the team" and his decision to forgo his senior season. Bound for NBA
Frustrating season for Harden
The Rockets season isn't going the way anyone imagined, but James Harden is optimistic for the season half.
#SquadGoals: Steph, Ayesha and FLOTUS
When Stephen and Ayesha Curry visited the White House, they sang a song about bananas with the First Lady. 'Ba-ba-ba-banana'
MLB prospects who just missed the Top 100
Pittsburgh 3B prospect Ke'Bryan Hayes was just outside Keith Law's cutline, but with contact this hard, he should at least become a 30-40 doubles guy in time. Missed the cut (Insider)
LeBron's admiration for Kobe
LeBron James says when Kobe Bryant succeeded out of high school, it gave him the confidence he needed as a kid.
A look at Alliance in 6.86
Alliance has seen a sort of resurgence in Dota 2's 6.86 patch, with Henrik "AdmiralBulldog" Ahnberg standing out. As the Shanghai Major approaches, we look at why Bulldog is all bark -- and bite. Dominant force
Who will win Super Bowl LI?
We're back to Roman numerals for the 2016 season, where the early title favorites include the Patriots, Panthers, Seahawks and Steelers. Who's going to win? Vote
Surpassing Bulls still matters to Curry
Stephen Curry is not taking for granted the rare opportunity the Warriors have to break the Bulls' record mark of 72 wins.
Jim Harbaugh racks up $136K recruiting tab
Through the use of a private jet and with an average of $10,000 per day in expenses, Harbaugh's staff reached the figure over a 12-day period early last year, according to USA Today Sports. Recruiting costs
Bubble Watch: Time is running out for LSU
The most interesting team in Bubble Watch history got more interesting with a loss at South Carolina. Saturday's date with Texas A&M is one of few opportunities remaining for the Tigers. Bubble Watch
The first time D-Wade faced Kobe
It was his first season in the NBA, and Dwyane Wade doubts he was even on Kobe Bryant's radar, which made the pure joy of scoring on him that much more special.
Schoenfield: Ranking the MLB teams
The Reds have Joey Votto, but not much else. Where do Cincy and other rebuilding teams like the Braves and Phillies rank? David Schoenfield's pre-spring training pecking order is filled with MLB's likely bottom-feeders. Nos. 25-30
J.A. Adande ESPN Senior Writer
Allen Iverson, amid a stage of Hall of Famers and the newest nominees: "I feel like somebody."